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Gerald T. Buhr

   

 

Gerald T. Buhr
Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A.
Fifth Third Center
201 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 600
Tampa, Florida 33602

Telephone: 863.508.7055
Direct Line: 863.508.7055
Facsimile: 863.508.7066
E-mail: gerald@geraldtbuhr.com


Gerald T. Buhr, P.A. of Counsel
Certified by the Florida Bar in the Specialty of City, County and Local Government Law

City Attorney for:
City of Avon Park FL
City of Zolfo Springs, FL
City of Bowling Green, FL
City of San Antonio, FL

Gerald T. Buhr, practicing through Gerald T. Buhr, P.A., serves as of Counsel to Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A.. Mr. Buhr is certified by the Florida Bar in city, county and local government law, and also concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental law, land use and water law, lobbying, mediation, and administrative law. Mr. Buhr is currently City Attorney for the Cities of Avon Park, Zolfo Springs, Bowling Green, and San Antonio, Florida. He has over 20 years of legal experience and has advised on numerous environmental enforcement actions, permits, licenses, contracts and utility construction projects, and performed, analyzed or drafted numerous ordinances and contracts for utility rates and developer relations. Mr. Buhr has lobbied for private and governmental clients before the Florida Legislature, including drafting and lobbying the bill that has become Section 403.0882 of the Florida Statutes, greatly improving regulation of small R/O water treatment facilities. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Buhr was executive vice president to a group of private Florida water and wastewater utilities, and part owner of a utility in Lantana, Florida. Mr. Buhr’s utility experience began in 1973, and he achieved the highest level of certification “A” in both water and wastewater treatment plant operations. He has appeared as a speaker at numerous seminars regarding water and wastewater law, including regular seminars for the University of Florida TREEO Center and the Florida Rural Water Association, and has written monthly environmental-legal column for the Florida Water Resources Journal since 1992.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
  • Government Law and Litigation
  • Utilities Law and Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Land Use and Water Law
  • Lobbying
  • Mediation
STATE/COURT ADMISSIONS
  • Florida (all state courts)
  • U.S. District Court (Middle and Southern Districts of Florida)
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
PROFESSIONAL, TRADE AND CIVIC ACTIVITY
  • The Florida Bar (Local Government Section)
  • Monthly Legal Environmental Column for the Florida Water Resources Journal
  • American Water Works Association “Life Member”
  • Water Environments Federation “Quarter Century Operator”
  • Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association
  • Florida Rural Water Association
  • Florida Association of Code Enforcement
EDUCATION
  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 1991 with honors)
  • University of South Florida (B.A., Finance, 1980)
RECOGNITIONS
  • AV rated in the Martindale-Hubbell law directory
  • Named as one of the “Tampa Bay Top Lawyers” by Tampa Bay Magazine 2012